Walking Holidays in the Alps

Driving to Italy via England, France, Germany and Austria

View of Sciliar from the Brenner Pass when driving to Italy

It is rare that guests drive to Chamonix for our French Alps walking holidays as Geneva is so accessible by air from the UK. However driving to Italy is a different story. The Dolomites is not as easy to fly to, and many of the airports are still a reasonable drive away. Every autumn we

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Best Photo of the Month | Ortisei

Out best photos of Ortisei, the best photo from a Dolomite Walking Holiday

Mike and I always feel a little flat at this time of year as we try to choose our best photo from this year’s Dolomites and Chamonix walking holidays. As things slowly return to normal back in Bollington in the Pinnacle Walking Holidays office we have lots of lovely photos and happy memories. These images

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Best Hikes in the Alps

Mer de Glace seen on a French Alps walking holiday is one of the best hikes in the alps

The walk between Plan de l’Aiguille and Montenvers Chamonix is one of the best hikes in the Alps. Walk Description. Take the first stage of the Aiguille du Midi to Plan l’Aiguille. Here is a great place to linger and gaze at the surrounding mountains, maybe the chance to see a marmot. Follow the Grand

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French Alps Walking Holidays

Walkers and sightseers love Chamonix

A walk which is a big favourite with guests on our French Alps Walking Holidays is the Grand Balcon Sud. It is one of the classic walks of the Chamonix valley, with stunning views across to the Mont Blanc massif: A Pinnacle Walking Holidays favourite. We start from the top of the Flegere cable car

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French Mountain Holidays

French Mountain Holidays

French Mountain Holidays. Everyone knows that mountains are for winter holidays – there’s snow, skiing, maybe a spa or two there’s always plenty going on. Most mountain resorts however, make fantastic summer destinations too, especially if you love hiking. Admittedly if you’re a beach lover, the mountains in summer may not be for you. For

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Albert Premier Refuge

Lunch break at the Albert Premier Refuge

This year we did Pinnacle’s second harder walking break, and it was a great success. We decided to do the Albert Premier Refuge walk and the views were wow. Below are the walk details, a must for strong walkers. Take the Télécabine from Le Tour to Chalet de Charamillon and continue on the connecting Télésiege

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Thanks to Everyone who Joined us in 2019

Thanks to Everyone who joined us and to Mark and Jane

Thanks to everyone who joined us this year on a Pinnacle Walking Holiday, we hope you had a fabulous time. The Calendar Dates for 2020 are almost available for booking on the website. Prices Unfortunately for next year we have had to increase the prices for our holidays in Europe. You can blame Brexit and

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Best Stops on the way to the Dolomites

Best Stops on the Way to the Dolomites

I often get asked by guests about the Best Stops on the way to the Dolomites. There are so many good hotels to stay in, however some stand out more than others. For me, the Hotel Kreuz on Lake Constance has to be the best stop on the way to the Dolomites we have come across

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Chamonix Walking Holiday

A great view on a Chamonix walking holiday

Another of my favourite walks to take our guests who are on a Chamonix Walking Holiday is the route to Montenvers from Plan de l’Aiguille. Starting from the Aiguille du Midi cable car station in the centre of Chamonix we take the lift to the mid station at Plan l’Aiguille where lots of those on a

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Another Summer in Chamonix

Summer in Chamonix on the Swiss border at the Col de Balme

Well another Summer in Chamonix has ended and we are very sad. The weather was very warm and sunny with the odd mountain storm. Quite a few new guests this year, all loving Chalet Shiraz. The hot tub, plunge pool, and Mike’s fab walks and, of course, not forgetting my meals. Glenn joined us again

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